Fayette County Sheriff Marty Fisher takes the drone out to practice a couple times a week. He says the video quality continues to impress him. "I'm always looking for tools to better assist my agency and my deputies," he said. Fisher's interest in drones is nothing new. He worked to get the department a drone for more than a year. He says it will help deputies cover such a large geographical area. "So this might help us scout those hidden valleys and so forth," Fisher said.
An eastern Iowa heating and cooling company has received triple the amount of phone calls for AC repairs this week. Affordable Heating and Cooling in Anamosa says it usually receives about 20 calls a day. Thursday there was more than 70. Workers there say most of the time the air conditioning's blower still works but isn't producing cool air. They say the first thing you should do is make sure the filter isn't too dirty. Then, don't try to make it too cool down too fast.
The Johnson County auditor's office just spent about $800 thousand on new voting equipment. It's called the Express Vote, and is especially made for handicapped voters. This isn't the first time Gustavo Manrique has learned new voting equipment. He's worked as a Precint Election Official for 43 years. "When I started working the machine almost was the curtain style," Manrique said. Today's voting machine is a little different, now there's a touch screen. Manrique says it'll make his job easier.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".